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Special Issue: ALLEGORIES OF IMPERIALISM: BARBARIANS AND WORLD CULTURES

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Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 6:59am
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I-Chun Wang (Kaohsiung Medical Univ); Asun López-Varela (Universidad Complutense Madrid)

The volume seeks to engage discussions across disciplines and world regions on the effects and experience of empire and Imperialism, trying to establish a dialogue between metropolitan cultural practices and non-metropolitan locations, and including debates on critical internationalism and the so-called 'new cosmopolitanism' (Appiah 2006; Robbins 2012), that explores the conflict between loyalty to the good of humanity as a whole and loyalty to the interest of individual nations.

CFP: Oceanic Literature and Culture (Standing Session) at PAMLA 2014 (Oct. 31–Nov. 2) in Riverside, CA

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Friday, May 2, 2014 - 11:25am
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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We are seeking paper proposals and topics related to Oceanic literature and culture. This session invites papers that speak to any discussion of island spaces, places, and subjects. We hope to cover a wide range issues including race, gender, class, sexuality, history, language, colonialism, post-colonialism, tourism, military, migration, trade, etc. This panel proposes to invite discussion on these issues throughout the Pacific and the Atlantic and in a variety of historical moments.

"A (Wo)Man in the Mirror: Immigrant Transitions" PAMLA 2014 (10/31-11/2, Riverside, CA) CFP Deadline: May 15, 2014.

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Friday, May 2, 2014 - 11:05am
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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This panel examines immigrant transitions between the familiar and the unfamiliar in literature and film. It welcomes papers that explore various aspects of change related to immigration: self-image, identity politics, cultural contexts, community, family dynamics, health, professional circles, or economic and social mobility.

Please submit your proposal online before May 15th, 2014, at http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals . Select "A (Wo)Man in the Mirror: Immigrant Transitions" as the Topic Area.

[UPDATE] Gothic and Uncanny Explorations, 10-12 Sept. 2014 (Proposal deadline 9 June)

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Friday, May 2, 2014 - 8:45am
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Karlstad University, Sweden

Gothic and Uncanny Explorations

An interdisciplinary international conference
Wednesday 10 September – Friday 12 September 2014
Karlstad University, Sweden

Extended Second Call for Papers

The gothic, as a mode or genre, has become an increasingly widespread and noticeable cultural phenomenon during the last few decades. There is also a great interest in the closely related concept of the uncanny in a number of different contexts. In addition to playing a larger role in academia, the gothic and the uncanny have been integrated in our everyday vocabulary and thinking in recent years.

"Reading Arabic Poetics in America: Colonialism, Tanslation, and the Sociality of Form"

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 8:49pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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What are the stakes of reading arabic poetics in america at the present historical and political moment? How does the reading of arabic poetics--and of arabic texts considered in the broadest possible sense--relate to the legacies of colonialism, on the one hand, and the demand for and fact of translation, on the other? What is the relation between translation--within and between the arabic language(s) and others--and social and political practices of form? Submission form may be found at: http://www.pamla.org/2014/topic-areas. Due: May 15.

English Literature and Culture: Long 19th Century--PAMLA 2014 Standing Session deadline 5/15 (Oct. 31-Nov. 2)

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 5:32pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) 112th Annual Conference (Riverside, CA)
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Please consider submitting a proposal on any aspect of English literature and culture in the long nineteenth century for this standing session.

Submission Deadline: May 15

Proposals must be submitted via the PAMLA website (http://www.pamla.org/2014).

For questions about the session, please contact Jane J. Lee at csudh.edu.

The 2014 PAMLA conference will be held Friday, October 31st through Sunday, November 2nd at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California.

Sustaining Circum-Atlantic Movements in African-American Literature: SAMLA (7-9 Nov. 2014)

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 3:30pm
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SAMLA: African-American Literature

This panel invites papers that examine circum-Atlantic movement and cultures in contemporary African-American literature. Although earlier works (such as Zora Neale Hurston's Tell My Horse and Alice Walker's The Color Purple) have produced a wealth of discussions about exchanges between US, Caribbean, and African places and cultures, we are especially interested in essays that address how recent African-American works have sustained, portrayed, and/or problematized depictions of circum-Atlantic cultural exchanges and movements. By June 1, 2014, please submit a 250-500 word abstract, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Amy K. King, University of Mississippi, at amykatherineking at gmail.com.

Peripheries of Modernism – MSA 16 (Nov 6-9, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA)

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 11:59am
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Lauren Benjamin/ University of Michigan
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Since at least the early 1990s, the transnational turn in Modernist Studies has necessitated a re-thinking of Modernism's traditional boundaries. Propelled by feminist reevaluations of the canon, as well as minority discourses about visibility, New Modernist Studies ask us to think more broadly about Modernism and modernity. This panel seeks to investigate the ways in which various scholars navigate the peripheries of Modernism. For this panel, "peripheries" are broadly defined as texts, movements, or authors previously or currently unincorporated into the traditional canon. How do authors' national identifications relate to other identities, religious, ethnic, or cultural?

International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies, 10 May 2014

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 11:48am
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International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies

The IJHCS invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, English language, cultural studies and creative writing for the June 2014 Issue. Manuscripts Submission Deadline: 10/ 05/ 2014 Issue Publication Date: June 2014. For more details on the manuscripts and submission guidelines, please visit the Submission guidelines webpage:

http://ijhcschiefeditor.wix.com/ijhcs#!submission-guidelines/c24vq

Contributions have to be sent to:

ijhcs.chief.editor@gmail.com

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Le Fanu Studies

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 6:11am
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Dr Simon Cooke
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Le Fanu Studies is looking for papers on any aspect of the Irish writer's work. Subjects could include Le Fanu and his status as a Victorian Gothic author, inter-textual studies, studies of the representation of women, post-colonial issues, generic studies of thematics and studies of individual stories and novels.

MLA citation is used. Please send submissions to Simon Cooke on simongcooke@ntlworld.com or Gary Crawford on gothicpt12@aol.com

Indigenous Studies [UPDATE]

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 4:25am
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Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS (Deadline Extension)
Indigenous Studies Area - Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Indianapolis, IN, Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014.

The area seeks panel and paper proposals that address any aspect of Indigenous, Aboriginal, First Nations, Maori, and Sami popular cultures. In addition, the area highly encourages comparative papers between Indigenous and, say, Asian, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, or African popular cultures. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to the following:

DEADLINE EXTENDED - 'Fear and Loathing' Limina Annual Conference

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 1:57am
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Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies
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*** DEADLINE EXTENDED to 9th May 2014 ***

Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies will hold its 9th Annual conference at the University of Western Australia on Friday the 20th of June, 2014. The conference aims to foster a supportive environment in which postgraduates and early career researchers can present their work. The Limina Editorial Collective is calling for conference submissions from postgraduate and early career researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences which engage with the theme of 'Fear and Loathing'.

Topics may include (but are not limited to):

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